Homes are flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, in Jean Lafitte, La. The weather died down shortly before dawn. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The NECHAMA Volunteer Sign-up Form is Live!

We are in daily contact with our partners on the ground in Louisiana. The remnants of Hurricane Ida moved out of the state of Louisiana. At this time, the storm is currently causing flooding along the east coast.

Roadways covered in storm debris are being cleared in Louisiana. Aerial flyovers capture images of the damage to homes and businesses. Some areas remain underwater. The power grid system is damaged beyond repair, and inspections of the remaining infrastructure are taking place. For this reason, estimates predict that power will be out for several weeks in some areas of the state.

At the present time, search and rescue efforts continue in the oppressive heat. Our team is in standby mode as we wait for search and rescue efforts to complete. Undoubtedly, Louisiana residents face a long road to recovery.

Interested in joining our response team during the remainder of the 2021 calendar year? Please complete our volunteer sign-up form to express your interest and what dates you are available. At this time, we are only accepting fully vaccinated individuals. We estimate that the earliest date we will begin accepting volunteers will be mid-September.

Unable to join our team on the ground? Join the team as a fundraiser! Visit our donation page to set up a fundraiser to share with friends and family. Due to widespread damage, recovery efforts will likely last several years. You can help ensure families in Louisiana have the resources to recover from this disaster!

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